Art & Entertainment News 6/12

4,000-year-old bones discovered in Ha Tinh Archaeologists have uncovered stone implements, pottery and human and animal bones and teeth, including rhinoceros feet, dating back four millennia in the central province of Ha Tinh, in a find hailed as giving new insights into Vietnam's post-stone-age culture. The team from Ha Tinh Museum undertook the dig from November 21 to … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 1/12

German electronic band arrives in Vietnam German electronic music band Stabil Elite will have four performances in Hanoi, Danang and HCMC from Dec. 2 to 6, as part of its Southeast Asian tour. The band will have performances at Youth Theater in Hanoi on Dec. 2, at Danang University on Dec. 3, Bach Viet College in HCMC’s Go Vap District on Dec. 5 and at Ben Thanh … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/11

HCM City bustling with year-end fashion shows Nguyen Cong Tri - one of 100 well-known contemporary designers will open the Vietnam International Fashion Week 2014 with a performance featuring his latest designs on December 1. The 6-day fashion week will present to fashionista 17 performances of global fashion brands, including Antonio Grimaldi of Italia; On Aura Tout Vu, … [Read more...]

HCMC transport dept. asked to eliminate flood-prone areas next year

The Ho Chi Minh City Transport Department must eliminate all areas vulnerable to inundation within the next year, the city People's Committee Vice Chairman, Nguyen Huu Tin, directed Tuesday. >> Saigonese struggle with severe flooding after rain, again (photos) >> Rising river severely floods Vietnam's southern hub (photos) >> HCMC flooded by rain for 4th day in row The … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/10

British dance ensemble to brighten Vietnam stages Two stunning contemporary dance productions "Without Stars" and "There We Have Been" inspired by Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood are set to light up Vietnam stages this October. James Cousins and his dancers will hit the Youth Theatre in Hanoi for a one-night-only show on October 22 and the IDECAF stage in Ho Chi Minh … [Read more...]

Floods threaten HCM City underground structures

High tide causes flooding on Huynh Tan Phat Road, HCM City. The safety of many underground constructions, including the metro and parking lot are threatened due to heavy rain and floods in the city during the past weeks. - VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai HCM CITY (VNS) - The safety of underground structures in HCM City has been questioned after two downpours last month flooded the … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 30/9

Photo contest promotes VN landscapes, daily life The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the online newspaper Vnexpress will promote Vietnam's beauty with a contest focusing on landscapes and slices of daily life, said deputy minister Vuong Duy Bien. Vietnamese people living locally or overseas can enter the contest, which ends on October 27. Participants can submit … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 7/9

Artist sheds light on urban development An iron sculpture depicting urban development received first prize at the National Young Fine Arts Festival, painter and head of the jury board Le Van Suu announced yesterday at the closing ceremony. The idea for Du An Moi (New Project) occurred to artist Tran Van An when he rode his motorbike through the capital city and saw many … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/8

Veteran composer Xuan Giao dies at age 82 Noted composer Xuan Giao, famous for popular songs made during the American war in Viet Nam, has passed away following a series of strokes and a serious gall bladder disease. He was 82. Giao was born in the northern province of Hung Yen in 1932 and grew up in the northern coastal city of Hai Phong. He began his career in music as a … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 31/7

Famous French chef to demonstrate skills in Vietnam Christian Le Squer, a 3-star Michelin Chef, will arrive in Hanoi on August 3 at the invitation of Vietnam Sturgeon Group, a leader in the field of Sturgeon aquaculture development in Vietnam. Chef Squer is scheduled to attend a number of culinary demonstrations aimed at promoting sturgeon - a rare fish species in Vietnam. He … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/7

The Aristocrats tour to stop in HCM City As part of their "Culture Clash" Asian tour, US rock band Aristocrats will perform at a live concert in HCM City on August 13. The band, made up of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller, and drummer Narci Minnermann, will play instrumental rock and jazz fusion. The show will begin at 8 pm at the HCM City Music Centre, 57 Cao … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 26/6

Vietnamese photo and writing contest invites entries All Vietnamese people and foreigners of all ages and occupations are invited to participate in a photo and writing contest about their feelings for Viet Nam's people and natural landscape. The contest has been jointly organised by Tuoi Tre (Youth) daily newspaper and Saigontourist, one of the country's largest tourism … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 16/6

VN art on display in London An exhibition of Vietnamese paintings belonging to US collector Raquelle Azran was displayed at the Affordable Art Fair in London. When Azran arrived in Viet Nam for the first time in 1991, she quickly fell in love with the country's contemporary art and began building her collection. Since then, she has gathered hundreds of paintings by many … [Read more...]

Italian found dead in Ho Chi Minh City apartment

An Italian man was found dead in the Dat Xanh apartment building in Ho Chi Minh City's Thu Duc District on April 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF DAN TRI An Italian man apparently hung himself to death in his 14th floor Ho Chi Minh City apartment on Tuesday, police said. Fabio Vignati, 39, who worked as a language teacher for schools in Thu Duc District, was found dead at the Dat Xanh … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 23/4

Family of Vietnamese in ferry tragedy arrives in RoK Family members of 29-year-old Vietnamese Phan Ngoc Thanh, who was on board the capsized vessel off the Republic of Korea's southwestern coast on April 16, have arrived in the RoK to wait for new information about her fate. Born in the southernmost province of Ca Mau, Thanh got married and naturalised in the RoK last July … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 18/4

HCM City rescues 21 endangered animals Twenty one animals belonging to 11 endangered wildlife species were rescued in the first quarter, according to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station in HCM City. They included the yellow-cheeked crested gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae), pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus), slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis), Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 15/4

Ha Noi hosts concert fusing Malian and Vietnamese music A night of exotic music will be performed by Malian musician Musbaba with Vietnamese artists in Ha Noi tonight. The night will include pieces composed by Musbaba, a Ha Noi-based artist, using traditional Vietnamese instruments such as the dan tranh (16-chord zither) with Malian percussion. The concert … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 13/4

Tu represents Vietnam at Asia Fashion contest finale Nguyen Hoang Tu is one of the 12 finalists in the regional Asian fashion design contest - Audi Star Creation (ASC), judges have unveiled. The contest attracted 418 entries of contestants from 14 countries and territories in Asia. At the final round, 12 contestants from Singapore, the Republic of Korea, … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 31/3

Funeral held for Most Venerable Thich Tri Tinh Most Venerable Thich Tri Tinh. The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on March 29 held a solemn memorial service at Van Duc pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City's Thu Duc district for the Most Venerable Thich Tri Tinh, who passed away the day before at the age of 98. Born in 1917 in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 22/2

US Embassy funds documentary film project in Vietnam The Vietnam Cinema Association and the Center for assistance and development of movie talents (TPD) plan to launch a project under the sponsorship of the US Embassy in Hanoi. The project, entitled "10 months, 10 documentary films", is set to run from February to December 2014, and aims to nurture the development of … [Read more...]